Carnegie Mellon University

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Hyun Ju Curtin

Hyun Ju Curtin

Piano Division

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Korean-born pianist Hyun Ju Curtin earned her Artist Diploma in Piano Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Eugene and Elizabeth Pridonoff. She has performed concerti, chamber music, and solo recitals throughout the United States and in Korea, where she has performed with Mockpo Symphony, the Masan Symphony, and the Changwon Philharmonic. An avid chamber musician, she was a founding member of the Escalante Piano Trio, and has performed in the Grandin Festival in Cincinnati, Temple Square Concert Series in Salt Lake City UT, the East Mountain Artist Series in Albuquerque NM, the Carnegie Concert Series in Michigan (with violinist Christopher Takeda), Mercyhurst University's Roche Guest Artist Series, and at Steinway Hall--both as a soloist and a duo pianist with her husband David. She has served on the piano faculty of Soonchun National University, Changwon National University, Busan Performing Arts School, Brigham Young University, and Utah State University. She also served on the board of the Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra, with which she has also appeared as soloist in the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor". Hyun Ju is a Steinway Artist.